Private school told by D.C. that it is pulling students with special needs

09/25/2009 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Washington, D.C., officials say they will withdraw 170 students with special needs from Accotink Academy, a private school that has been working with students from the district for at least 15 years. The district deputy chancellor for special education, Richard Nyankori, wrote in an e-mail explaining the decision that the quality of instruction at the school was "quite low." Accotink school officials defended their program and promised to fight the district's decision, which could effectively force the school's closure.

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